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Pentax K-X Digital SLR Camera Body Only, Black {12.4 M/P}

***Lens not included
Pentax Cameras
KEH Model# 241796

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Pentax K-X Digital SLR Camera Body Only, Black {12.4 M/P} Description


Pentax K-x is a mid-range DSLR that integrates a compact, lightweight, and elementary operation for the novice photographer. The Pentax K-x offers 12.4 megapixel resolution with CMOS sensor featuring 11-point SAFOX VIII AF system with nine cross-type sensors. The K-x employs a weather-resistant body, dust removal systems, in-camera Shake Reduction system to avoid images caused by camera shake, live view, 16-segment multi-pattern metering, 1/6000th second high-speed shutter, 4.7 fps continuous shooting, 2.7" wide view LCD monitor, Full HD 720p video recording, bright pentaprism viewfinder, and auto/manual ISO sensitivity control expandable to 12800. The integrated True High Dynamic Range (HDR) takes a sequence of three bracketed images and merges them into a single enhanced image. The Pentax K-x delivers solid image quality and striking performance, even in low-light conditions.

The K-x combines a variety of advanced features and user-friendly functions to ensure an outstanding level of photographic performance within a compact, lightweight body.

The K-x design is based on the award winning PENTAX K-m, an entry-class digital SLR camera launched in October 2008 that gained popularity for its compact, lightweight body and simple, user-friendly operation. The K-x features a newly designed high performance CMOS image sensor and an upgraded filter function. It also features a whole host of advanced features and such as live view shooting and movie recording, approximately 12.4 megapixels and high-speed continuous shooting. The K-x is the perfect camera for first-time digital SLR camera users, as well as an ideal backup camera for more experienced photographers.

KEH Specifications

  • Megapixels: 12 MP 
  • Sensor Size/Type: 23.6 x 15.8 mm / CMOS
  • Resolution:  4288 x 2848
  • ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 (100-12800 with boost)
  • File Formats:  RAW, JPEG (Best, Better, Good)
  • Lens Mount: Pentax KAF2
  • Shutter Speeds: 30 sec - 1/6000 sec
  • Continuous Shooting (fps): 4.7 fps
  • Flash: Yes, pop-up 
  • Exposure Modes: Hyper-Program, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Shutter & Aperture Priority
  • Shooting Modes: Hyper-Manual, Bulb, Flash X-sync Speed, Movie
  • White Balance:  Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (Daylight, Daylight White, Cool White, Warm White), Tungsten Light, Flash, Manual, Color Temperature
  • Self Timer: 2 sec, 12 sec
  • Video: Yes
  • Frame Rate (AV recording):  
    • 1280 x 720: 24 fps
    • 640 x 416: 24 fps
  • Viewfinder:  Optical (pentamirror) 
  • Viewfinder Coverage: 96%
  • Display Screen: 2.7" LCD
  • Memory Card Type:  SD, SDHC
  • Battery: 4x AA batteries
  • Dimensions: 4.84" x 3.62" x 2.68" / 123 x 92 x 68 mm
  • Weight: 1.28 lb / 20.46 oz / 580 g


Physical Characteristics

Lens Mount Pentax K (SMC, SMC-M), Pentax KA (SMC-A), Pentax KA2 (MZ-M, ZX-M), Pentax KAF SMC-F, Pentax KAF SMC-FAJ, Pentax KAF2 (SMC-FA), Pentax KAF2 (SMC-DA, SMC-DFA)

General information

Manufacturer Part Number 16701
Brand Name Pentax
Product information
Camera Modes

Scene Modes:

  • Night Scene
  • Surf & Snow
  • Food
  • Sunset
  • Kids
  • Pet
  • Candlelight
  • Museum
Image Sensor Size
0.93" x 0.62"
Maximum Frame Rate
24 fps
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Built-in
Display Screen Type
Image Sensor Type
Total Camera Resolution
12.9 Megapixel
Minimum Diopter Adjustment
Maximum Diopter Adjustment
Longest Shutter Speed
30 Second
Shortest Shutter Speed
1/6000 Second
Built-in Flash
Analog Video Out
External Flash
Product Model
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio
Display Resolution
230 Pixel
White Balance Modes
  • Auto
  • Daylight
  • Shade
  • Cloudy
  • Tungsten Light
  • Fluorescent Light (W, D, N, L (Light Bulb) )
  • Flash
  • CTE
  • Manual Setting
  • WB Fine Adjustment
Maximum Video Resolution
1280 x 720
Effective Camera Resolution
12.4 Megapixel
HD Movie Mode
Digital Zoom
Screen Size
Built-in Devices
  • Microphone
  • Wireless Flash Control
Self Timer
  • 2 Second
  • 12 Second
Memory Card Supported
  • Secure Digital (SD) Card
  • Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
ISO Sensitivity
  • Auto
  • ISO 100
  • ISO 200
  • ISO 400
  • ISO 800
  • ISO 1600
  • ISO 3200
  • ISO 6400
  • ISO 12800
Image Formats
  • RAW
  • JPEG
Built-in Flash Modes
  • Auto Flash
  • Flash OFF
  • Flash ON
  • Slow Sync
  • Red-eye Reduction
  • Rear Curtain Sync
  • Wireless Flash
  • Flash Exposure Compensation
Focus Modes
  • Auto
  • Manual
Language Supported
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
  • Dutch
  • Danish
  • Swedish
  • Finnish
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Czech
  • Hungarian
  • Korean
  • Chinese
  • Greek
  • Portuguese
  • Japanese
Platform Supported
  • PC
  • Mac
  • Continuous Shooting Mode
  • Live View
  • Orientation Sensor
  • Face Detection
  • External Flash Shoe
  • Black
Video Formats
  • Motion JPEG (AVI)
Battery Size Supported
  • AA
Image Stabilization
  • Optical